The NetMan function list

Integration of applications

Published applications Enterprise-wide application service.
Station-based application publishing Enterprise-wide application service, limited to specified stations or station groups.
Published content Cross-media management Enterprise-wide service of URLs, applications and optical media on the Windows desktop or in the Start menu, or on the homepage. The same operating procedures and a uniform interface are used for management of both applications and content.
Seamless integration into the Windows Desktop Integration of applications and content through shortcuts on the desktop and/or as items in the Start menu.
Application-specific session parameters Settings for sound, color depth and window options can be defined automatically when a session is opened.
Content redirection File associations link file types with applications, so that double-clicking on a file on the local machine automatically opens the file in the associated application. Similarly, protocol associations link files to protocols (e.g., ´mailto`).
Dynamic desktop elements Dynamic creation/deletion of shortcuts on the user desktop and items in the start menu, dependent on user rights and application availability.
NetMan Start menu NetMan`s own Start menu on Windows 8, which shows only NetMan-configured applications. The Windows homepage and Windows application launches are suppressed.
Role-based user view Which desktop elements NetMan shows is dependent on user/station rights, NT, NDS, ADS or LDAP rights; station names and groups, IP-addresses and host names.
Point-and-click application integration A simple point-and-click is all it takes to integrate applications into NetMan. And it`s just as easy to expand them with NetMan scripts for additional functions, such as granting access to resources, or connecting a drive. No knowledge of programming is necessary for creating NetMan scripts.
Integration of CDs and DVDs NetMan provides direct access to Virtual CD products, with full functionality.
Integrated license management Create and control software licenses for all applications published by NetMan.
License queue If no “concurrent use“ licenses are available when a given application is called, a queue is formed automatically. The application will start automatically, too, once a license becomes available.
Virtualized applications Support for virtualized applications published, for example, using Microsoft App-V. Virtualized applications can be called by scripts in order to apply your NetMan monitoring, statistics and licensing settings.

Extensions for Remote Desktop Session Hosts

Support for client operating systems Windows 8.1, Windows 10 in the two latest versions
Support for thin clients Integration of thin clients using the native Microsoft RDP client.
Pass-through authentication Single Sign On Local login data automatically passed to the session host with the application call.
Seamless windows Applications running in remote desktop sessions are smoothly integrated into local windows.
Session sharing Several applications can share a session in seamless mode.
Load balancing Load-balancing between servers within a farm can be configured. Loads can be balanced automatically, based on the session host`s CPU load and memory use. Alternatively, each session host can be configured individually, based on NetMan`s performance reports.
Real-time monitor System monitoring on the basis of station activity and the use of software licenses.
Real-time diagnostic monitor Practical aid in tracing sources of error; adjustable filter level.
Auto client update Automatic update of NetMan clients without user intervention.
User, station and group rights Extension of Windows-based rights through settings on user, station, or group level in NetMan.
Statistical use analysis Analysis of user access (and failed access attempts) to applications and content served by NetMan. Detailed numerical and graphical analysis, storage and calls of parameter templates; analysis of license usage.
Anonymous users Applications served to users who are not explicitly authenticated on the session host.
Rights management for anonymous users Access control for anonymous users based on white-listed IP addresses and address ranges.
Software distribution Automatic application rollout using the NetMan Recorder and the Script Generator.
Remote desktop acceleration Greater bandwidth in slow environments thanks to the optimized display of visual elements in sessions.
Universal printer driver Print jobs are converted to PDF format, sent to the requesting client, and printed on the local printer. Print preview optional.
Bandwidth and access management for universal printers User-based and application-based management of print job bandwidth and control of access to the universal printers.

Security features

SSL encryption Secure communication with the Web Interface over an SSL-encrypted connection.
SSL gateway Additional encryption of the RDP data stream from sessions over SSL. This ensures trouble-free session calls even over proxies and through firewalls.
RDP ticketing Enhanced protection against unauthorized use of the session host through time limits on validity of RDP/ICA files.
Reliability through replication Support for secondary installations that take over operations in the event of primary installation failure.
Application control Prevention of unauthorized program launch “behind NetMan`s back.“
Drive-based access control Assignment of access rights in directories on local drives.
Time-based access control Assignment of access rights to applications based on defined time windows (e.g., core working hours).
Internet access control by Internet and content filters Control of Internet access for all applications and browsers based on blacklists and white lists. Supported protocols: HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. Filtering of Web page content based on the Shallalist.

Web Interface

Web Interface Presentation of applications and content in an intranet or the Internet using the NetMan Web Interface.
Supported platforms All Internet-capable computers, tablets and mobile devices.
Supported operating systems All versions of Windows since Windows Server 2012 (NetMan web client), earlier versions of Windows, MacOS, iOS and Linux among others
Authentication to external user databases Authentication and authorization can also be checked against user databases in local library systems. NetMan supports following authentication services: IP/host name check, NT login (over SSPI), ODBC, LDAP, Aleph, LBS, SISIS, ODBC (SHA1), Xserver, SIP2.
HTML5 Client Optimum access to the NetMan Web Interface for mobile devices, as no client installation is required.
Dynamic page elements Presentation of applications and content based on user rights and availability.
Role-based view Which desktop elements NetMan shows is dependent on user/station rights, NT, NDS, ADS or LDAP rights; station names and groups, IP-addresses and host names.
Presentation of applications Presentation of applications in the NetMan browser view (modeled on Windows Explorer) or in a configurable list view.
Graphical design User-definable layout of HTML pages; for example, to match the company`s CI.